London: J. Hatchard and Son, 1819. First Edition. Scarce, early and quite thorough account of Owen's social experiments at New Lanark, with special attention to the childrens' and workers' schools, by a keenly sympathetic observer. Macnab (1760-1823) was a medical doctor and coal operator, author of numerous tracts on the mining industry and coal tax reform. Following a decade-long exile to France (to avoid debtors), Macnab returned to England to serve as physician to the Duke of Kent, under whose aegis he undertook the present work (DNB). A French translation was published in 1821; the book is uncommon in commerce and among the more important contemporary accounts of New Lanark, published wihin just a few years of Owen's own landmark A New View of Society (1816). One copy only recorded at auction in the past 50+ years (Bonhams, London, 2008). KRESS C.351. Octavo (21cm). Contemporary full sheep; iv,234pp. Binding joints and corners scuffed but holding strong; mild marginal offsetting to preliminary and terminal leaves, else an internally fresh copy, Very Good and sound in a contemporary binding. Early, neat ink underlining to a few passages of text. Ownership signature of a "Sam'l C. Allen" to front endpaper (possibly Samuel Clesson Allen, Federalist politician of Massachusetts, 1772-1842). Laid in is a fragment of a manuscript sales receipt made out "Mr. Allen," for four books, dated 1826; prices indicated in dollars, the (presumably American) bookseller not identified.